What Format does AnyDVD HD rip too?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by cgmmny, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. cgmmny

    cgmmny New Member

    Hello....

    What format does the ANYDVDHD rip too? I plan to use ANYDVD-HD rip HDDVD's to my NAS and access them via a HD-Media Streamer? Is the format .ISO or .VOB. Also, what is the file size of the ripped HDDVD?

    Thanks
     
  2. seeya

    seeya Active Member

    AnyDVD HD just removes AACS. That means you'll get the files from the original disc in their original file format without any changes (other than removed AACS). For Blu-Ray that is m2ts (a variation of TS) and for HD DVD that is EVO (a variation of VOB). Both formats also have additional files for menus etc which differ from the DVD format. The overall file size of the whole rip is identical to the file size of the original disc, of course. So for HD DVD, you'll get something between 10-30GB. For Blu-Ray something like 10-50GB. Depending on the disc.

    There are some HD streamers which can handle m2ts and evo files, but no streamer can yet handle the menus and interactivity and that kind of stuff.
     
  3. cgmmny

    cgmmny New Member

    Thanks for your input. There is a media streamer coming to market that will handle the EVO file format within the next month or so. I will be picking that up!!!
     
  4. cgmmny

    cgmmny New Member


    Which media streamer currently handles the EVO file format?
     
  5. seeya

    seeya Active Member

    I'm not totally sure. I think the LimHD supports at least MPG2 EVOs. Also the Tvix and the NMT based media streamers will support EVOs with a later firmware, if they don't do it already right now (not sure). It's only a question of time. However, none of the mentioned devices is likely to ever play menus, interactivity etc. Probably Tvix and NMT will do that somewhen in the future with totally new products. Maybe in the year 2009 or something like that...